Check out the September 18, 2023 edition of ENR, featuring Seattle's living laboratory testing low carbon building materials, Top 400 Sourcebook, Top 100 Green Design Firms and Contractors, news and more!
The contractor does not "admit or deny" charges on legacy project accounting violations, says federal regulator, but it cooperated with financial reporting probe—as agency reached similar pact with former McDermott executives in June.
An AGC survey held in July and August found 81% of contractors are using higher pay and other incentives to attract skilled workers to fill open positions that 88% of them reported they were having a hard time filling.
Cost bumps in U.S. offshore wind power construction are causing new impacts to projects and developers, but recent actions by some traditional energy sector firms indicate continuing commitment to a transition to renewables.
Federal grants and loans under new infrastructure funding laws will favor applicants with strategies to retain and attract skilled workers for “high-quality jobs," a move observers say is timed with escalating auto industry labor battles.
CEO Ian Edwards says new name cements market identity not tethered to past ethics scandals, legal battles and bottom line pressures of fixed-price construction, as Canada firm builds on its Atkins unit and new needs in changing energy and transportation niches.
ENR.com’s podcast team, Senior Editor Aileen Cho and Technology Editor Jeff Yoders, landed in the middle of ENR’s recent technology conference to record what key industry tech executives were saying about the future of artificial intelligence and how it may change construction.
Green building revenue jumped in 2022 with more projects seeking third-party sustainability certifications. Federal spending and new carbon-cutting standards helped advance climate-friendly design, but Top 100 Green Design and Contracting firms say greater isn’t always greener when it comes to environmental impact.
As manufacturing facilities for everything from electric vehicle components to the crystalline photovoltaic wafers in solar panels are funded by government incentive as well as private investment, design firms are being called on to redesign production processes dependent on the materials and regulations that long-favored overseas manufacturing.
The East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, Calif., awarded a $237-million contract to Flatiron for construction projects at two of the utility’s water treatment plants: the Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant, built in 1927, and the Sobrante Water Treatment Plant.
Construction is underway, with new contracts awarded, on the first phase of Sempra Infrastructure’s $13-billion Port Arthur LNG export terminal in Texas near the Gulf of Mexico, following the energy firm’s award to Bechtel Energy of an EPC contract to manage the two-train project.
Construction is set to begin later this year on the $3-billion TransWest Express Transmission Project, a 732-mile high-voltage interregional transmission system designed to deliver about 20,000 GW of renewable energy per year to western states and in early September on the estimated $8-billion SunZia transmission project that will carry an initial 3 GW of clean power to southwest U.S. markets.